Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Everything You Need To Know

we’re going to delve into a topic that many find both challenging and sensitive – breast reconstruction surgery.

We’re here to guide you through this journey, provide information, and hopefully, soothe some anxieties you might be having.

So, let’s delve into this topic together, in a calm and informative manner.

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Dr. Jay Anam

Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai

What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Now that we’ve clarified the types of breast cancer surgeries, let’s talk about breast reconstruction surgery. Also known as oncoplastic surgery, it involves reconstructing the breast in various ways after mastectomy.

This procedure aims to restore the breast’s shape, appearance, and size as closely as possible to its pre-surgery state.

Reconstruction can involve several techniques, such as using implants or autologous reconstruction (using tissue from other parts of the patient’s body).

The choice of reconstruction often depends on various factors, including the patient’s health status, the type and stage of cancer, and personal preferences.

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Types of Breast Cancer Surgeries

When it comes to treating breast cancer, surgical intervention is often a crucial part of the treatment plan. Typically, there are two main types of surgeries available.

Understanding these options can help demystify the process, and hopefully, ease some of your concerns.

 – Partial Mastectomy Surgery

Also known as lumpectomy, this is a breast-conserving surgery where the surgeon removes cancer or other abnormal tissue, along with a small margin of healthy tissue surrounding it.

The goal is to excise the cancerous cells while preserving as much of the breast as possible.

It’s crucial to note that while this surgery does not involve removing the entire breast, it often requires follow-up radiation therapy to target any potential remaining cancer cells.

 

 – Total Mastectomy Surgery

Also known as a simple mastectomy, this surgery involves the removal of the entire breast, including all the breast tissue and occasionally some nearby tissues.

It’s often recommended when cancer has spread extensively within the breast or for certain types of breast cancer.

After a total mastectomy, women may choose to have breast reconstruction surgery if it’s appropriate for their individual circumstances.

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Can Breast Reconstruction Follow a Total Mastectomy?

Yes, it’s possible to undergo breast reconstruction after a total mastectomy. In fact, breast reconstruction can be an essential part of the healing and recovery process, aiding in restoring self-esteem and body image after cancer surgery. There are typically two options for when to have reconstruction surgery – immediate reconstruction, where the procedure happens at the same time as the mastectomy, and delayed reconstruction, which is performed at a later date. The choice between immediate and delayed reconstruction depends on various factors, such as whether the patient will need additional treatments like radiation or chemotherapy. Here is a complete guide for you about, Immediate or Delayed breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

If you are looking for a breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai, Dr. Jay Anam is the person you are looking for. He has more than 15 years of experience in his expertise. Dr. Jay Anam has Completed his M.Ch. Surgical Oncology training from Tata Memorial Centre.

Takeaway

Remember, navigating your way through breast cancer is a journey, and it’s crucial to remember that you’re not alone.

It’s okay to have questions, to have fears, and it’s important to have conversations about these with your medical team. They are there to guide and support you every step of the way.

If you have more questions or need further clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out. You’re surrounded by a team of medical professionals who are there to help.

In the end, each journey with breast cancer is unique, and what matters most is what feels right for you. Take your time, gather information, and make the decisions that best support your health and well-being.

You are strong, and you are capable. We’re here, rooting for you every step of the way.

Stay brave, stay informed, and stay hopeful!

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